A journal of television and new media

Archive for July, 2012

<strong>Act your Race, Not your Age: Performativity and the Many Faces of Comic-Con Cosplay</strong> <br /> <em>Keara Goin / FLOW Senior Editor</em>

Act your Race, Not your Age: Performativity and the Many Faces of Comic-Con Cosplay
Keara Goin / FLOW Senior Editor

“Race matters” in the realm of stepping into a cosplay character.

<strong>Queering Hip Hop: Frank Ocean and Homophobia</strong> <br /> <em>Gerald R. Butters, Jr. / Aurora University</em>

Queering Hip Hop: Frank Ocean and Homophobia
Gerald R. Butters, Jr. / Aurora University

The ramifications in the hip-hop community of Frank Ocean’s sexuality.

<strong>The chef who played too much: Performing masculinities in <em>The Galloping Gourmet</em></strong> <br /> <em>Irina D. Mihalache / American University of Paris</em>

The chef who played too much: Performing masculinities in The Galloping Gourmet
Irina D. Mihalache / American University of Paris

Graham Kerr and masculinity in the kitchen.

<strong>“Ask Your Doctor”</strong> <br /> <em>Black Hawk Hancock / DePaul University</em>

“Ask Your Doctor”
Black Hawk Hancock / DePaul University

The queasy connection between advertising and the pharmaceutical industry.

<strong>How We Talk About Media Refusal, Part 1: “Addiction”</strong> <br /> <em>Laura Portwood-Stacer / New York University</em>

How We Talk About Media Refusal, Part 1: “Addiction”
Laura Portwood-Stacer / New York University

Is our relationship to social media obsessive and overwhelming? What happens when we refuse to take part?

<strong><em>The Carrie Diaries</em>, The Television Reboot, and the CW’s Programming Strategies</strong> <br /> <em>Kayti Lausch / Flow Special Features Editor</em>

The Carrie Diaries, The Television Reboot, and the CW’s Programming Strategies
Kayti Lausch / Flow Special Features Editor

A short history of the CW’s reliance on remakes and reboots to attract young female viewers.

<strong>Robbing Opportunities: Stereotyped </strong> </br> <strong> Portrayals Put Latino Actors out of Action </strong> <br /> <em>Mary Vanderlinden / Averett University</em>

Robbing Opportunities: Stereotyped
Portrayals Put Latino Actors out of Action
Mary Vanderlinden / Averett University

Mary Vanderlinden discusses the stereotypical representations of Latinos in the failed CBS sitcom Rob!

<strong>How Lena Dunham Set Me Free</strong> <br /> <em>Camille Debose / DePaul University</em>

How Lena Dunham Set Me Free
Camille Debose / DePaul University

A consideration of “Girls” creator Lena Dunham’s response to complaints about her show’s lack of diversity.

<strong>Digitizing India: the transformation from analog to digital cable television</strong><br /><em> Shanti Kumar/University of Texas at Austin</em>

Digitizing India: the transformation from analog to digital cable television
Shanti Kumar/University of Texas at Austin

<strong>Serialization and Genre Expectations:  The Case of <em>The Killing</em></strong><br /><em>Janet Staiger / University of Texas at Austin</em>

Serialization and Genre Expectations: The Case of The Killing
Janet Staiger / University of Texas at Austin

A look at how serialization can affect genre expectation for viewers of The Killing.

<strong>“Television is made by human beings, my friend.”</strong>  <br /><em>Stephen Tropiano Ithaca College</em>

“Television is made by human beings, my friend.”
Stephen Tropiano Ithaca College

<strong>Don’t drop the <em>SOAP</em>: American Television’s Long-Lost Lesbian</strong>  <br /><em>Taylor Cole Miller / University of Wisconsin at Madison</em>

Don’t drop the SOAP: American Television’s Long-Lost Lesbian
Taylor Cole Miller / University of Wisconsin at Madison